Equipment and Transmission
UP Health System - Marquette is the hub of the Upper Peninsula Telehealth Network (UPTN), a region-wide videoconferencing network. UP Health System - Marquette currently holds an Polycom RMX 2000 multipoint conferencing unit (MCU/bridge) with the capability of conferencing 48 sites simultaneously, with real time interactive audio and video. The MGC-100 has both ISDN and Internet Protocol (IP) capabilities, and is accessible to the wide area data network and the publicly switched ISDN networks. The bridge also functions as a gateway between IP and ISDN sites. The bridge can make outbound and receive inbound calls worldwide.
Terminal equipment at UP Health System - Marquette includes Polycom Viewstation's, Polycom VSX 7000's, Polycom HDX 8000's, Polycom HDX 4000's, Polycom VSX 3000's and Polycom Real Presence desktop software systems.
Spoke sites encompass the entire geographical region, and include independent hospitals and clinics, Terminal equipment at the distant sites varies and includes Polycom Viewstation's, Polycom VSX 7000's, Polycom HDX 7000's, Polycom HDX 8000's, Polycom QDX 6000, Polycom HDX 6000, Lifesize equipment, Polycom HDX 4000's, Polycom VSX 3000's, Polycom PVX desktop systems, Polycom V700, Polycom VSX 4000's, and Polycom Real Presence desktop systems. All systems are used interchangeably for health professional education, administrative meetings, community health education, and clinical telehealth encounters.
Peripheral/ancillary equipment includes document cameras, computer mediator-scan converters, microscope, American Telecare trans-telephonic stethoscopes, American Medical Devices hand held patient exam cameras, and a digital camera.